Andy Brown

Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

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News 19/09/2019

Georg Preidler charged with sporting fraud

Georg Preidler has been charged with fraud due to use of blood doping and growth hormones from the 2017 Giro d’Italia until his 3 March 2019 confession to Austrian police, reports the Austrian Press Agency (APA). The Austrian cyclist was sanctioned with a four year ban in July for...

News 18/09/2019

CAS halves four year ban issued to Russian basketball player

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has halved a four year sanction issued to Roman Balandin (Баландина Романа) in April, after the basketball player returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for meldonium in April 2017. The decision means that the 22 year old is free to return to...

News 17/09/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 17 September 2019

• Carina Horn has been provisionally suspended after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for Ibutamoren and LGD-4033, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) confirmed. Horn is the first female South African to run under 11 seconds in the 100m, with a...

News 17/09/2019

Snixer Sports refutes ACB’s reasons for suspending T20 League

Snixer Sports has refuted the Afghanistan Cricket Board’s (ACB) reasons for terminating its rights agreement with the New Delhi based company and postponing the second season of the ACB’s T20 Premier League until 2020. The ACB argued that Snixer Sports had failed to pay the complete rights fee for...

News 17/09/2019

Montaño confirms medal reallocation at Doha Worlds

Alysia Montaño is to receive two Bronze Medals at a 30 September medal reallocation ceremony at the Doha 2019 IAAF World Championships, the US middle distance runner confirmed on Instagram. Montaño placed fourth in the 800m at the Daegu 2011 IAAF World Championships and at the 800m in the...

News 16/09/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 16 September 2019

• FIFA has sanctioned Alexander Shprygin (Александр Шпрыгин), a former member of the Executive Committee of the Football Union of Russia (FUR), with a two year ban for discrimination and defamation. In a thread on Twitter (below), Shprygin explained that the decision related to an Instagram post (also below)...

News 16/09/2019

Victoria tribunal upholds three of four horse doping bans

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has upheld three bans imposed by Racing Victoria in May last year, after the body found four horse trainers guilty of administering alkalinising agents and/or medication to horses on racedays. The VCAT dismissed appeals by Robert Smerdon (life ban), Stuart Webb (four...

Features 13/09/2019

Coleman deserves an apology: but not from USADA…

Christian Coleman has stated that he deserves a public apology from the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), after a whereabouts filing failure case went public, leading to misleading media reports stating that he had missed three doping tests. “You can’t get three Missed Tests within a year”, states Coleman in...

13/09/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 13 September 2019

• Sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad & Tobago has been provisionally suspended after being charged with Whereabouts Failures by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Under Article 2.4 of the World Anti-Doping Code, an athlete can be sanctioned for ‘any combination of...

13/09/2019

West Coast Eagles AFL player suspended for urine substitution

Willie Rioli of West Coast Eagles has been provisionally suspended after a 20 August sample suggested that there had been an attempt to substitute his urine, the Australian Football League (AFL) announced yesterday. ‘It is asserted that Rioli’s A sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for Urine Substitution being...

12/09/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 12 September 2019

• Andressa de Morais, who won a Silver Medal in the discus at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, has been provisionally suspended after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for SARM S22, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has announced. In...

12/09/2019

18 Russians refused ANA status by IAAF & 11 approved

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has rejected applications from 18 Russians to compete internationally as Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANAs) and has approved applications from a further eleven. As the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) remains suspended by the IAAF, Russian athletes can compete internationally as an ANA if...

10/09/2019

UEFA paid Ukrainian FA money into offshore account

European football’s governing body paid €380 million allocated to the Ukrainian football association (FFU) into an offshore account controlled by the owner of Dynamo Kiev, Der Spiegel reports. An investigation into documents provided to the Football Leaks project found that for 15 years (1999 to 2016), UEFA sent money...

09/09/2019

Habib Cissé sanctioned with lifetime ban

Habib Cissé, Legal Advisor to Lamine Diack, former President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has been sanctioned with a lifetime ban from athletics for breaches of its Code of Ethics. The IAAF Ethics Board decided not to publish the full reasons for its decision until all...

06/09/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 6 September 2019

• Madagascar has withdrawn from this Saturday’s friendly game against the South African national team due to security concerns, following xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa. Madagascar was invited to replace Zambia, which previously announced its withdrawal for the same reason (see below). ‘After consulting with various Malagasay...

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